Carly Schmitt captures the curiosities of one neighborhood

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Artist Carly Schmitt watches as her images are attached to a utility box in Minneapolis, Minn., on August 1, 2013. She took photos of items belonging to neighborhood residents and combined them via Photoshop to create the illusion of a curio cabinet.
MPR News/ Nikki Tundel

Artist Carly Schmitt asked people in the Lyndale neighborhood of Minneapolis to share objects that they thought best represented them for her Curiosities of Lyndale project. She then photographed the images and photoshopped them to make them appear like they are in curio cabinets along Lyndale. The result: public art covering some of the neighborhood's ugliest public structures.

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